A map of Somerset drawn in 1646 from Janssonius atlas. Use of this image is under Creative Commons.

Somerset Art Work is seeking Expressions of Interest from national and international artists / artist collectives who may wish to propose an initial idea to make new work, in a diverse range of media, including sound, moving image, photography, live art, to be showcased during Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019 (21st September – 6th October)

We are looking for proposals that respond to the theme ‘County of Contrasts’, to include exploration of the more enigmatic elements of Somerset, UK. At the same time, we would like to commission artists who wish to use this opportunity to explore new ideas and approaches; to extend the boundaries of their practice and audiences.

Up to 6 commissions ranging from £2,000 to £6,000 to include artist fee, expenses, production, materials and installation/de-installation costs.  
We support research-based practice; the budget includes site-visits if this is essential in developing your work. 

Somerset Art Works welcome artists from diverse backgrounds. Please also see our Equal Opportunity Policy.

Deadline for Submissions : 31 January 2019 (5pm UK Time)
Email: Zoe Li, Programme Associate [email protected]

Please see the brief for submission details:
Commission brief SAW19 (pdf format)


Published on December 10, 2018 // Zoe Li